Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wedding Dress

Well, I got my wedding dress Monday.....YAY! I have found that I am not the typical bride. I'm not quite sure this is a good thing or a bad thing. First of all, I am probably the least romantic girl you will ever meet. I 'm serious....if you don't believe me, ask . I'm sure he will tell (poor guy).
Anyways, during the "finding of the perfect dress" the lady was like "here is a magazine with all our dresses in the new winter 2011 catalog. Pick out some you like and I'll get them for you to try on" I was like perfect. So, I picked a couple out that I thought were me, something I would wear. It wasn't a Cinderalla dress, or anything puffy, sparkly or whatever most girls look for in a wedding Although I'm not going to lie but I did pick out one dress that I didn't really think was me, but I was going to try it on for "fun". So the lady comes back and was like "well is there any dresses you liked in the magazine"......There was a picture of a dress and it just showed the back of the dress and of course it was really pretty. I said What's the front of this dress look like. She looked at the magazine and said "o we don't have that dress"....I was like ...Uhm , Ok! Then I was like what about this dress? She was like " O yeah, we don't have that dress either......STOP, ok, right there.......WHY would you give your customers a magaizine to pick out wedding dresses when you don't even carry the dresses in the magazine....LOL. So I said if you don't have these dresses why did you give me this magazine to pick out these dresses. She proceeded to tell me that the magazine was new so  they haven't got in some of the dresses in the magazine....which is totally fine and acceptable, but how about telling the person that is going to be spending hundreds of dollars in store that you don't carry all the dresses in the magazine yet, since it is new......HONESTLY!
Luckily, the one I really liked they had in the store......the only other complaint I have is why you do you carry large sizes of dresses in the dresses that normally smaller girls would wear. The dress I decided on was a size 12, put a size 12 dress on a size 2 frame.....really hard to tell what the dress is going to look like, don't ya think! Anyway's I got the dress, and I wish I could post some pictures, but they won't be released until Dec. And the pictures will probably be from my photographer, who by the way is an AMAZING photographer and I am super excited to have her shoot my wedding. If anyone is interested you need to check out Kathy McCloy Photography, just go to google and type in the name and BAM, it will probably be the first link that pops up.
SO, now that I got that off my chest......I was thinking tonight during my 4 mile run in the 95degree weather that I am going to try to start writing more blog.....really my life has been somewhat boring lately (well not completely, but I don't want to put some things about my life on the internet for the whole WWW to, so I PROMISE I will start posting more blogs...... :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011


I'm sooo wedding'ed (a word I just made up) out! I have been in my 3 wedding in 2 month this June 11th. Weddings are always something fun to witness, I like to see every one's reactions to everything that goes on. I like to see the things this family does and this family doesn't do.

Some of my closest friends are getting married this year. I am happy to say I got to be a part of them all. Kristi and Justin, Danielle and JD, and Stephanie and Chris. This next weekend I will be in April and Cliff's. Then before I know it it will be JESS and MATT (my very

When I am at these wedding I caught my self judging everyone around me, not in a bad way. Just in the way that I am being probably over observant. For an example: At one wedding I was shocked that while standing up in the wedding the preacher pulled his iPhone out of his pocket and started messing with it in the middle of the ceremony: now I'm sure he was reading a scripture or something out of it, but really!

While I attend these weddings I'm telling myself I don't want this at mine or I do want this at mine....I hate that I can't just enjoy the simple fact that I was witnessing a new chapter opening in someone life. I am too busy being critical and judgemental.Now, my wedding will be in 7 months and the last thing I want is people saying this and that about my wedding, SO I am going to stop being judgemental and start just enjoying life as it is......

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Danielle Carr and Jonathan Durham are MARRIED!!

CONGRATULATION'S, JD and Danielle!!!! I never saw this day coming! Danielle Carr is a girl that had GUY issues. It stemmed from a bad relationship in high school (which most of them do).  I mean I didn't think she would be single for the rest of her life, I just didn't see her being one of the first of all my close friends to get married. I am very happy for them both, and I wish the best to them and the years to come!The wedding was nice, decorations were lovely and everyone seemed to have a great time.

 I met Jonathan my Sophomore year of college. He was a friend of a friend. I also worked as a lifeguard with this ex-girlfriend. I have always enjoyed hanging out with JD, but I never would have imagined that those days of randoms nights of drinking with the Valley Football players would have lead me to today.

I met Danielle my Junior year of college, we ran together on the Valley Cross-County team, if it wasn't for the sport I love I never would of found a friend as good as Danielle has been over the past several years. Danielle and I have many, many stories (which I will NOT be sharing) ranging from CC stories to drunken stories of me passing out from hitting my head on a chair in her dorm room after a long night at the bar ........and She was there for me when my sister had her accident and when my grandma passed away. She is a TRUE friend, which are hard to come by these days.

When Jonathan was first introduced to Jonathan they really had to hang out with each other by I started talking to Matt and Matt and JD were friends, so who did Matt invite over when Danielle and I wanted to hangout?? Wouldn't you know it was I know for a FACT Jonathan was head over heels for this girl, and she wanted nothing to do with (poor Jonathan). But she finally broke down and started falling in love with him unknowingly. Then before we all knew it they were kissing face, couldn't keep thier hands off eachother, making you want to vomit from the constant gropping they did.....It was so cute it was not to mention werid since no one had ever seen Danielle act so silly with a guy before. We all knew they were in LOVE!

I am so happy that her and JD and still in my life and will hopefully be in my life FOREVER. I never would have imagined that JD and Danielle would ever get married and they I'm super excited to see how they grow as a family and as people into the next chapter in their book of life. I can't wait till I get the phone call of " Jess, you won't believe this but I'm pregnant" or the call of " Hey, let's all plan a couples trip" Congrats and many years to

Here are some picture for the photographer Lisa Snow from Snowfall Designs.......

April 30, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Need HELP!!

OK guys! I need your help! Matt and I have finally come up with a WEDDING DATE. It's going to be December 10th. I have NO idea what planning for a wedding is like, but I have only been engaged like 3 weeks and I already am getting stressed about thinking about planning for this wedding.....SO i NEED your HELP. I need any suggestions, websites, magazines, anything that will help me with this. I need and want all the feedback I can get.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Paranormal ACTIVITY......for real!

OK, a couple weeks ago I was a part of a paranormal activity investigation with a team out of Kansas City, MO (it was actually a lady in the team, not the whole team). I learned what tools they use on investiagtions and how they are used. There is device called an EMF meter that I used during the investigation. It has 3 lights on it green, yellow, and red. It's always on green, when it hits yellow is when there is the most paranormal activity. When the red light comes on it just means there is electrical interference, something like walking by a outlet or something like that.

We went to the Saline County Nursing Home which was also used as a dormitory for the last several years for the Rodeo Team at Missouri Valley College. However, at the time of this investiagtion no one had been living in it for about 1 year.
This is a picture of the nursing home apparently it was a high school as (who knew)

Anyways, back to my story....
There are stories of how this place is haunted, plus, it was a nursing home which means people most likely passed while they were there, leaving their sad soles behind ......

I have heard stories from past students on the Rodeo team and other students that have experienced some "paranormal activity" while being in the building. Matt has told me some stories that he experienced in the building as well.

We started the investigation at about 7pm on a Monday night on March 7, 2011. When we first arrived we did a walk through which is pretty much self explaintory, we walked through the building with all the lights on starting on the main floor going to the basement then to the second floor. Then we turned off all the lights and starting our investigation. There were about 8 of us so when you hear some clips some of the voices you hear are really people in our We walked through the first floor, basement, and then second floor. There is an elevator in the building that does not work, but have been told that it has worked before and apparently works every now and then.....(interesting).

During our investigation I had the EFM meter in my hand, there were only several places in the whole building that the YELLOW light when crazy, which means it was expericening the most paranormal activity. It was mostly in the basement. There was one or two spots in the main floor where we had some activity but not a whole lot, the second floor there wasn't much of anything.

I have some pictures and audio that I want to share with you so I can have some other opinions. In some of the pictures I think there are some ORBS. The definition of an orb in the paranormal world is the soul of a once living person or animal that appears in pictures as spherical shapped light. Most of the time, when orbs are captured in a picture some people automatically think the place is haunted, but there are some explainations you need to keep in mind when you see these orbs. It could be a dust particle or some kind of a reflection of another light. There are some orbs in the pictures I have that I think are skeptical, but then there are a couple that really freak me out because I don't think there is a logical explaintion for why they showed up in the picture.

You might need to save these to your computer and blow up the area so you can see the orb better. I this picture the orb is to the right of the florissant light. Looks kind of like a little bubble.

This one is a bit skeptical I think, the spot or orb is on the left wall a couple inches above the brown trim in the middle of the wall. According to the professionals in paranormal investigation say stairwells usually pick up a lot of paranormal activity.

This one is freaky, when you blow it up and look closer, this ball above the girl in camo's head is amost invisible you can see through it. This is a GREAT example of and orb (I think).Plus, this is the basement where we experience a large amount of paranormal acitivity which is another reason why I truely think this is the sole of a once living person.

This one freaks me out because it's right by my head, and I knew there was some kind of paranormal activity going on at the time because the meter was YELLOW.

I have some audio but I need to cut it down, so I will update this with the audio as soon and I get everything updated! Leave a comment or something about what you think about the orbs.....

Thanks! I hope you like this blog!

Happy Haunting!

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Well, It's OFFICAL! Matthew and I are ENGAGED! I NEVER thought I would be writing a blog about being engaged or getting married anything like that. It's amazing how things change and how people, circumstances, and situations happen.

Yesturday, March 19th, 2011 was our 3 year anniversary! Crazy, I know! When I was first intrduced to Matt was my freshman year of college. Funny story, but he was trying to get with my roommate....LOL. I thought he was a flirt and just like every other Valley baseball player....a "PLAYA" He say's he thought I was the hottest girl at Valley and always wanted to talk to me but was afraid to talk to me....HA HA HA!

And now, 8 years later here we are......ENGAGED! Matt is one of the best guys I have EVER had in my life! He is my best friend, a shoulder to cry on, and someone I can make fun of and joke around with (which is mostly what I do). I can honestly say.....I LOVE YOU MATTHEW ALLEN GREEN! Thank you for always being there for me through everything...... I'm happy to say that you will be the person that will be starting the next 100 chapters of my life (blog) I know you are SOOOO SUPER EXCITED for

Here is a picture of my ring.......Matthew did a VERY good job!

The story......

Begins in the day of our 3 year Anniversary....
We were getting ready to go to the "Luck of the Irish" dinner in Marshall, MO. We were heading to it and Matt passed the high school were it is held. I said " Matt, goofball, you just passed it" he said "No I didn't " .....So we keep driving and driving......and I'm like "MATT WHERE ARE WE GOING"....he keeps on saying "luck of the Irish,....luck of the Irish"... SO we keep driving and driving.....

Finally, I realized we were going to The Pear Tree, since it was far away (aproximately 1.5 hours). SO I say " I know where we are going" he says "where" I said "we are going to the Pear Tree" he was like yeah your right that's where we are going......

so we get there and it's literally in the middle of nowhere in this tiny, tiny town....we walk in and it's PACKED! We get placed at out table and we are seriously just about sharing a table with some random couple. (kind of put a damper on the romaticness of the night...if that's even a We eat dinner and chit chat. Then head back to Marshall.

Finally, when Matt and I got home all I wanted to do was lay in bed and finish our movie we were watching earlier in the Matt wanted to do was talk in the So I went in the kitchen and he hugged me and put his arms around me....blah, blah, blah....he was smiling and acting all goofy then he kissed me and said "WILL YOU MARRY ME"? I said "shut up" and he said "NO, seriously will you marry me? and pulled out a I smiled and kissed him and said YES!!!!

                                                   THE END!!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

WaRrIoR DaSh......

Check out the Race I'm going to do this summer.....I'M SOOO EXCITED!! My goal for this summer is to run a 5K every month, it's not much of a goal since I run alot anyways, but since I'm so busy I have to find time to do some road races.....I <3 Road Races..... The link below is the race info. you are going to be sooo jealous when you see this! Let me know what you think!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sleepy SUNDAYS!!!

AWWW, SUNDAYS are the best! (When I don't have to work) My current status is "crashed on the couch with Mocha snoring right next to me". Let's see this is my typical Sunday routine for me.....Get up around 10ish, eat. Then, go back to bed. Watch some TV, play some "pocket frog", get on FB for a while, then take a little siesta aka nap. It wares me out doing absolutely I do however think about going to workout, or think about walking my dog, but that's about all that comes out of that is just a thought.

I honestly don't know what I would do if Sunday didn't exist. Some people may call me "lazy" some people may tell me I'm wasting away my day, but I DON'T CARE! I am having fun doing nothing and that's all that matters! Now for the biggest decision of the day......What am I going to eat for dinner?!?!?

Friday, February 25, 2011

WOW......I'm in a SLUMP!

I don't know if it's the weather or just the time of year when everyone wants to slit their wrists or not, but I have been GRUMPY lately! I honestly really think it's the weather. I miss summer soooo bad! I want to be able to go outside in NIKE running shorts (cause that's what I live in, in the summertime) and a T-shirt with some flip-flops. I also want to lay by the pool and get a tan. I want to go to the beach! Everything I want to do I can't do......UGH I HATE WINTER!!

I have been pretty bad about blogging and that's only cause there is nothing fun and exciting going on in my life right now. I guess it could also be the fact that I have 2 jobs and no life! Anyways, enough of the "sob my life sucks stories" I hear and read about them all too much on FACEBOOK!

OK, well I have one thing to say then I'm outta this B.......I want to say MoaMoa Palepale I hope you LIVE IT UP on your journey across the US to play will be missed by your roommates, GIRLFREIND, and friends (the real ones)....I know you will have a blast and meet a bunch of interesting people. Also, don't forget to bring me back something when you come LUCK! FAREWELL! PS. Mocha will miss you dearly!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentines Day!!

Happy Valentines Day!!....UGH I hate Valentines Day! I think it's the most pointless day of the year. I'm not grumpy about this day because I don't have a boyfriend, cause I do. I have been dating the same guy for 3 years, and LOVE him, but I don't think I need Valentine's Day for him to know how much I love him, or want to be with him!

So, does anyone know the truth about Valentine's Day? The whole reason why there is a V day? I know when I was growing up I never heard the story why the little naked miniature man-child with a bow and arrow flew around shooting hearts at random people. It's not in Tom Schwartz "Mother Nature's Storybook". I mean don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining that I got Nike free shoes and yellow roses. I'm just saying it def. wasn't necessary. 

What bothers me about V day is how people go into depression and mope around all day making the people that have signifanct others feel bad for being in a happy relationship. Seriously, and the status' I read all day yesturday on Facebook that read " OMG, I just realized I have never received any flowers on Valentines Day, hopefully this year will be different" REALLY? ARE YOU SERIOUS? That's just embreassing, not that you have never recieved flowers, but the fact that you actually post it on a public social network is what's embrassing. GET OVER IT! It's really not a big deal. It's just a over publicized day where people feel the need to PRETEND that they are your freind or boy/girl friend. 

How many times in high school did you send/recieve flowers, cards, candy to someone on V day and 3 days later not even talk to them.....I know I'm guilty of I'm sure you are too.

Anyways, the whole point of this blog is to let all you sad for yourself's single people out there that need to just get over your sad selves and move on with you didn't get anything for V day, BIG DEAL!

Ugh, I don't know why this issue bothers me so bad, but it does...........O yeah and if anyone could tell me the true meaning of Valentine's Day that would be great, I don't mean go to google and type in "The Story of Valentine's Day" cause that's not going to be good enough for me.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Blizzard 2011

WELL, as most of you Mid-Westerns know we experienced a BLIZZARD a couple of days ago. This was my first blizzard I have experienced in my life. It was not as eventful as I expected. Although Missouri Valley College CLOSED for 3 consectutive days making MVC history (which I was glad to be a part of...LOL). And, I was litterally stuck at home for 3 days, Matt plowed snow for 4 consectutive days with like 4 hours of sleep in a 96 hour span.....Other then that it was pretty boring for me.

However, I came to the conclusion that I will never be able to be a "stay-at-home" mom, the LMN (Lifetime Movie Network) only plays movies about people killing other people or pregnant teens, and that Chocolate Milk is excellent with Kahula.

I was also pretty proud of myself because I shoveled a sidewalk for the first time In my snow shoveling experience I realzied Mocha has no sense of perception on the depth of snow....nor does she realize that snow drifts are not something you can stand on top of (you will sink right down and get stuck). She fell off the side of the porch into a 3 foot snow pile ( I thought she was dead). Also, she wouldn't poop in the snow cause when she squat her butt touched the snow and she didn't like it, so during the blizzard I had to shovel a path in the lawn so she could poop

Here are some pictures of our adventures of THE BLIZZARD OF 2011.

Mocha when she fell off the NOT HAPPY!

The walk-way the 3rd time I shoveled it!

PS. and yes if you are obsevant you have realized I am posting this blog and not paying a bit of attention to the super bowl......well, I am pausing for the commericals, but my super bowl perdiction is that the Packers are going to win! I'm not saying that cause I like them, I really don't care who wins, but since my grandma liked the Packers, and I'm pretty sure she is routing for them up in the clouds right now, so that is why I know the Packers are going to win the super bowl.....current score and time: 2nd Quarter 1:49 (Steelers-3 Packers-21)....GO PACKERS!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Crazy Fast Rapper

This guy is CRAZY!

ABC America This Morning: Woman Falls into Fountain While Texting

Well, first off......I ran the Groundhog Run in KC, this Sunday. I ran the 5k in 23:53 and was 9/59 im my age division (25-29yrs old). I haven't looked yet to see what I placed overall, but I am kind of interested to see where I placed since there were 3,500 particpants. The biggest race I have ever ran in my :)

SO I have come in contact with serveral video's on YouTube I would like to share with everyone this week. The first one is something that was on the news and I want to know what everyone thinks about.......I think the girl in the video got what was coming to her, she should have been paying more attention to her surrounding, I don't feel sorry for her at ALL......Apparently she is pressing charges on the individual who posted it, which I think is BOGUS! Tell me what you think.....

Friday, January 21, 2011

What a WEEK!!

First things first, I HATE the snow! That's all I got to say about

Also, something else I want to get off my chest.....
Just because your at a well established club, doesn't mean you are "the shit" especially if you are in MARSHALL, MO. Just because someone young is waiting on you doesn't mean they are below you....If the ppl I dealt with new I have a full-time job besides my part-time job, and a MASTERS degree, they definitely wouldn't be treating me like I'm a trashy white girl that is waiting table to help pay my rent or to buy my drugs for the week, I swear some ppl have NO respect for others. What really cracks me up is when they come into my office wanting to take some part-time classes and are asking me what they need to do to help them pay for their schooling I will be laughing at their face (inside my head) because they will realize I was the waitress that they thought was a poor college kid needing to make my rent for the now they are coming to me for HELP...UGH SOMETIMES I WISH I COULD BE A BITCH! Don't worry thought.....KARMA is one....and she will get hers.....LOL!

People need to be more aware of their surroundings and not so wrapped up in themselves, and maybe people would stop shooting people in the head, committing suicides, and marriages would actually last instead of tear apart, and teenagers will stop having unprotected sex, and stop drinking and doing drugs at a young age.....SERIOUSLY ppl, you are the reason why we are the way we are......think about it!Don't feel sorry for the victims of these issues, feel sorry for the people that are too selfish to see and understand that you are the reason for these tragedies......

For an example, there was a person who committed suicide this week and he called out for help several times by trying to reach out to anyone by posting status' on FB and do you think anyone reached out to him? NO, he ended up shooting himself in the chest....His aim wasn't to kill, but guess what? He bled to death waiting for someone to help him.....Now, if you were one of the people to read his post days before telling you to "pray everyday" I hope you take his words and soak in them, cause ppl are to concerned with themselves to help should be ashamed!

OK I apologize for this blog.....but I just needed to, and it feels much better to vent and post it on the World Wide Web then to vent to myself and keep it in my THANK YOU INTERNET!

P.S.Don't be afraid!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The NEW ZODIAC signs....GOOD NEWS is, it may not effect you....

Click on the Zodiac sign interview for a little more clarification on WHY our zodiac's have changed!

Pretty sure I'm sticking to the sign I have been all my life "SCORPIO". Also, I feel bad for everyone who has had there sign tattooed on

Monday, January 10, 2011

Amazing: ♥ Father Daughter Duet ♥

This is precious.....the little girl needs to brush her hair, but she is still super

Sunday, January 9, 2011

All about ME

Let me introduce myself......My name is Jessica Buchanan. Most of my friends and family call me Jess. I have my Masters in Business Administration and Bachelor's of Science in CJ and Recreation Administration. I am currently employed by a college and am a admissions counselor.

My family (the ones I am in contact with) is small! I have two sisters, Shawna, is the oldest. She was in a drinking and driving accident and is now paralyzed from the chest down. My little sister Elizabeth (Lizi), just recently had a baby girl names Chloi May Buchanan, she is sooo adorable! My grandma passed away last May, she was the peacemaker of the family and everyone loved her, she was AMAZING! My Papa is diagnosed with lung cancer and is struggling to make it through his chemo. My mom is probably one of the strongest people I have ever seen. She is a ROCK! My dad who travels a lot in this profession, so I don't really see much of.....that is pretty much it.
Chloi May Buchanan

As for my life in Marshall, I live with my boyfriend of 3 years, and my dog Mocha, who I have had since she was a baby! She is my My boyfriend however, has been the best thing that has happened to in the last 3 years, he is always there for me when I need him and is pretty much amazing!

As for my friends......I have I enjoy all of my friends and I am very thankful for them.....they come in various size, shapes, and colors from all over the

I enojoy RUNNING a lot, and just chilling! My goal for 2011 is to run a marathon, so if anyone knows the best one to run for a "starter" marathon or if anyone would like to train with me, or join in a couple of runs let me know.....I like running

That's pretty much my life for now (in a nut shell).

PS. I promise my blogs will get more interesting, I just felt like I should introduce myself before I start getting

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011!!!

Hello, everyone! I recently posted a Facebook status saying that I was going to start a Blog about the way I view the world.......well, I figured what a perfect time to start. Bringing in the new year and leaving behind the old year. 

There is A LOT I will be catching you up on (with my life), it can be pretty complicated at times.

But for now, this is my introduction and there will be plenty more to come. 

See you again....soon!